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Graduate workers vote against a new strike  

<p>Graduate student Natalie Beglin shows support for the Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition-United Electrical Workers strike April 14, 2022, outside of Ballantine Hall. The IGWC-UE voted against resuming its strike and instead voted in favor of granting its Coordination Committee the authority to set a new strike date, depending on the outcome of current negotiations.  </p>

Graduate student Natalie Beglin shows support for the Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition-United Electrical Workers strike April 14, 2022, outside of Ballantine Hall. The IGWC-UE voted against resuming its strike and instead voted in favor of granting its Coordination Committee the authority to set a new strike date, depending on the outcome of current negotiations.

Graduate workers at IU voted against a new strike Monday.  

The graduate workers voted in favor of granting the Coordination Committee the authority to set a new strike date.  

[Related: Catch up on the IU graduate workers coalition before the strike vote]

According to a statement from the Indiana Graduate Workers-United Electrical Workers Coordination Committee recommended voting against another strike. However, it did recommend voting to grant the committee the right to set a future strike deadline if negotiations with the University Graduate School and Bloomington Faculty Council do not result in an outcome that IGWC-UE members vote in favor of.  

“Should these negotiations fail to create a significant role for the IGWC-UE within the structures of shared governance on campus, the Coordinating Committee will set a new strike date,“ IGWC-UE member Anne Kavalerchik said 

[Related: On strike]

IGWC-UE has achieved many of the items it has asked for, including an end to the international student fee, a grievance procedure, raises in the Jacobs School of Music and School of Education and better mental health care services, according to the statement.  

IGWC-UE is still fighting for recognition as a union, Kavalerchik said.  

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